tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN March 15, 2012 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT
u.k. >> you want the red carpet clean. you really do. >> that's all for us tonight. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com the obama campaign coming out swinging tonight. we have the man behind the president, david axelrod and the president dips his toe into a new controversy. and under surveillance, yeah, it's you. how your neighbors may be sending photos of you to the police. let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. tonight, who let the attack dogs out? >> mitt romney, rick santorum and newt gingrich, these guys have a fundamentally different economic philosophy than we do. governor romney was more direct.
let detroit go bankrupt. it's kind of amazinging. gingrich and romney and santorum, they don't let the facts get in their way. >> that was the first time he mentioned them by name and as you can see, he did so with joy. vice president came out swinging in a trip to the all important swing state of ohio speaking to his party's face. the industry's bailout is clearly a point of pride for the administration. it is a talking point you will hear a lot on the campaign trail for the rest of the year. just take a look at this clip from a 17-minute video the re-election campaign is debuting tonight. >> his advisers would ask where to begin, which urgent need would he put first. >> which is one, which is two, which is three, which is four, which is five? where do you start? >> if the auto industry goes down, what happens to america's manufacturing base? jobs in america, what happens to
the whole midwest? >> did you hear the narrater there? tom hanks. and the flashy film is directed by davis gugen heim and yes, it is 17 minneapolis long, which is three minutes longer than michael jackson's "thriller." ♪ those 17 minutes probably cost a pretty penny to the obama campaign. i wonder if it will add up to thriller. according to the federal election commission, the campaign reported two payments totalling about 345,000 for a quote short film. that's about $20,300 a minute or $338 a second. wow. we spoke a short time ago to david axelrod, senior strategist for the president's re-election campaign and i started by asking him if the long form campaign ad was needed because the obama camp has lost some control of the narrative. >> well, there's no question that i've often said that when we arrived at the white house,
we were an economic triage unit and you remember this. you were reporting on it every day. how sick the economy was at that time and every single day, we were having to take really conscio consequenti consequential actions. so much of that clouded the fundamental accomplishments that were going on and yes, i think that it's hard to get control of the message in that sort of an environment. >> there's lots of controversial things happen over the past few years. one of them, the auto boailout. here's a quick peak. >> there was a screen set up for slides, but we might as well been showing a horror movie because what was described in that meeting was an economic crisis beyond anything anybody had imagined. >> you had people telling you
that the auto industry was literally days from collapsing. the financial sector the heart that pumps blood into the economy was frozen up in cardiac arrest. >> david, a lot of people agree. if we didn't do something for the auto industry, it would have been economic chaos in this country. but i guess the question i have for you tonight is if general motors never goes in the green to taxpayers and we are far from that right now, do you still think that the way that that was structured was a point of pride for this president? >> first of all, i think we will recover that money. over time, we've recovered a great deal of it. they've repaid their loans. we've got half the stake in general motors than we did at the beginning and we think we're going to work our way through that. but the larger question that you ask, the answer to that is yes. i mean, we were looking at a situation where if the president
hadn't intervened, we'd lose a million jobs. not just in the awe though industry. that would been a tremendous catastrophe for this country. we also would have lost an iconic american industry, the one that we invented and that would have a tremendous blow. >> just to make sure that i do completely understand what you're saying, when gm ipo, we're at 26 now, those shares would need to trade as high as $60 apiece for taxpayers ton in the green. if we never get there, was it still worth it? >> i think we will recover the money that the obama administration invested in the auto industry and i think it was well worth it. >> one important issue for the election and i know you're a prolific tweeter. first, just to show you a poll
about the president's handling of gas prices. it sort of has been stunning to me how people really have an opinion on the president relling to gas prices. i know the president's point of view has been well look, there's not much a president can do about gas prices, but i wanted to play you something mitt romney said on tuesday in missouri about that. >> what could it be? what could it be? now, i have some suggestions for him. maybe it's related to the fact that you stopped drilling in the gulf. maybe it's related to the fact, mr. president, that you're not drilling in anwr. maybe it's related to the fact you said we couldn't get a pipeline in from canada known as keystone. those things affect gasoline prices long-term. >> what do you say to mitt romney? >> i would say he's got his facts wrong. we're drilling 20% more than. we're producing more oil dmesically, 20% more than when
the president arrived, the most since 2005. we vastly expanded the areas in which drilling can happen. we've accelerated permits since the gulf disaster, but doing it in a way that ensures safety. we are all for domestic production of oil and gas the question, is it enough to make a difference right now. there's a fundamental dishonesty to what governor romney and some of the other republicans are suggesting and i don't think the american people buy the noeg that they have some sort of secret formula that would lower gas prices tomorrow, the next day or anytime soon. but this just comes into the category of let me say whatever i can to try to get elected. >> let me ask you one more question and this is important in light of the rush limbaugh controversy, sandra fluke, when he call her a slut.
bill maher has used a c word to refer to sarah palin. he has used some other unflattering words like bimbo. he also gave a million dollars to the super pac, set up to re-elect barack obama. to be consistent, should that super pac give the money back? >> first of all, let me say i don't think -- there's been a coursening of our political culture. i don't think that language is appropriate no matter who uses it and no bmatter who you are i politics, you ought to be able to say so. i was disappointed governor romney didn't stand up more forcefully, but understand these words that maher has used in his stand-up act are a little bit different than not excusable, but different than a guy with 23
million radio users to malign a young woman for speaking her mind in the most inappropriate, go t grotesque ways and no more does bill maher play the role -- >> i see your point that sandra fluke is not a public figure and sarah palin is, if someone called me a c word -- >> erin, i do not excuse those kind of characterizations of women. i don't think those kind of gratuitous, nasty words about anyone is proebt in the public. i'm not excusing anyone. i think what limbaugh did was particularly agree jous. he built on it to the point where he built into sort of a
perverse sol ill qui at the end about whether she should post her relationships online. i mean, that was, there's no excuse for that. >> the bottom line, the priorities action u.s.a. should and would keep the bill maher million dollars? >> i don't speak for priorities u.s.a. if i did, i'd be breaking the law. i haven't talked to anybody at that organization for probably a year or a more. i worked with bill briton in the past, but i haven't talked to any of those guys. they're going to have to make their own decision and i'm not going to comment on that. as a general rule, i don't think those words belong in the public space. >> thank you very much. good to talk to you, sir. bill maher has donated a million dollars to the super pac supporting president obama.
that's real money, because 50% of the money raised by that super pac in in 2012 since its inception. bill maher is the second biggest contributor behind jeffrey cats berg. john avlon is here with me now and it looked like david axelrod sort of took me out there by saying it's not my decision, it's someone else's and that of course is the way the law works and of course, it's also a dodge. the question i exchanges -- to excuse -- my someone on the opposing team. he joined the conversation back to rush limbaugh. just folks on the right don't want to deal with his comment, they want to say look what bill maher said on the left in the
past. we can't get on the same page. >> it does seem to be a problem and a lot of these dodges of well, this person's a spokesman and this person's isn't, to me, none of that matters if a public figure says something awful on either side, it's wrong. >> yeah, it should be wrong whether a democrat or republican said it. that's been a huge part of the politics. the world that talk radio's created. thank you very much and john is going to be back with us. please let us know what you think about that issue. is the gop about to lose a war for women? are the democrats getting this right on their side? and then a new app that will let your neighbors send photos of you to the police. and super sharks. they're hot and bothered. in here, the landscaping business grows with snow. to keep big winter jobs on track, at&t provided a mobile solution that lets everyone
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the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. before the break, we were talking to david axelrod about everything from gas prices to gm to rush limbaugh and bil maher, t before i let him go, i had to ask him his thoughts about the republican primary. >> i actually thought it would be over by now.
i thought they would have this revolved and each time you think they would have it revolved, there's another turn of the wheel. it's obvious they can't agree and this is going to go on for quite a while. i think this kind of continued lurnlg to the right is going to continue for governor romney trying to compete with the others. >> all right, john avlon is with us. of course, former speech writer for condoleezza rice also joins us. great to see all of you with us. it is something everyone thought would be over by now. i mean and it was interesting, he was actually talking about newt gingrich, so i wouldn't want to prum to tell newt gingrich what to do, but i thought it would be over by now. it sort of seemed like it was saying maybe newt should get out even though he didn't directly say it. >> there are a lot of individuals wondering whether or not newt gingrich should get out of the race.
i was having a edition with a friend earlier today, the longer you stay in the longer you can push to get higher speaking fees and book deals, but at this time, the delegate mouth, i just don't know the newt gingrich can make it happen. the fat lady's warming up and everybody's been talking about this fat lady for a long time now. but it is different because the super tuesday this primary cycle, we had like ten contests, but in 2008, there were like 20, 21 contests, so it is scheduled a little differently and feels a lot longer. >> whatever your political party may be about how not to schedule a primary season. what about this video the obama campaign's putting out? 17 minutes. tom hanks narrated. real image of a documentary. >> i think it's pret tty striking that the message seem like it's going to be disaster averted. nothing really bad's happening in contrast in '08, where it was change you could believe in.
this video paid 300,000 for it. i think back in '08, someone in hollywood would have done it for free. very different phase in terms of how his supporters are getting behind him. >> kony's video -- president obama's get that many? >> the bar has been set. i'm going to say no. this is actually saying that wow, storm clouds were coming, we averted disaster. >> all right. let's talk about this issue about women and now, you've got the violence against women, democrats want to put forth lenlgs from 1994. they say it's time. at the time, it was broadly bipartisan. now, there are republican parts of it including would be immigrants. if you're being used, you can get a visa. republicans don't like that.
>> anti women or immigrant. their opposition is towards 5,000 visas given to the worst victims of domestic violence and that's how many visas were given last year, they're up to 10,000 that can be given a year. it's a very small percentage of the nearly 5,000 visas we give a year. they can say yes, it's about immigration, but really i think it's this backlash against women. >> how can justify voting against this bill? >> well -- >> i'm not saying you would. >> i'm sorry if it came out that way. >> i think it's very brilliant maneuver on the part of senators leahy and schumer because they realize this is where they need to take the conversation to their base. in the past, it had been unanimously approved. the reauthorization of this.
back in like 2006. because of provisions take, no safeguards, listed this time with us. definitely people don't like to see violence against -- there was no safeguards and it was very easy to bring into the system. and so the measure grassley put forward -- >> john avlon, does it make sense to keep immigration in regardless of the issues? do you think it's outrageous someone would be offended by it or not? without having it turn into a conversation about contraception or immigration or whatever it is. >> this is a political maneuver by democrats, but a smart one.
the fact it now includes same-sex couples is one of the things they find troubling. the question is whether republicans are going to let that agenda drive them into this trap in effect and let this narrative deepen. it's a part of a pattern. that's the point democrats are trying to serve up. from planned parenthood fights on down, this exists because it reflects a fault line within the republican party. >> it tends to show these, talking about why they came up with the 17-minute video, the republican party certainly seems to have lost control over the women's narrative. >> definitely. i think what rush did, his comments were so harmful to the entire health care debate to obamacare and by using that kind of language, it kind of made the whole argument against for having obamacare more attractive. >> thanks very much to all
three. you have heard the slogan, if you see something, say something. now, a few police departments are taking the campaign to a whole new level. take a look at this. >> hello. i'm eddie solomon, chief of police for grapevine, texas and i'd like to tell you about iwatch grapevine. >> a new mobile app that lets ordinary citizens report suspicion activity from their smart phone, so any photos are then shared with local police and depending on the situation, the department of homeland security. so, is this big brother at work or a useful tool that allows for
village lanty justice is a tainted term. miguel has been tracking the story and is "outfront" tonight. how widespread is this technology? >> it is quite possible you're going to see it rolling out into your city very, very soon. there are currently six cities that have it. one form of it. it's going to roll out one company, eye inkware out of dallas. west virginia and kentucky have it now. we did do a little field trip today and went downstairs, across the street to central park to show you exactly how this technology works. so, here i am in central park and if you happen to see something you think is a crime, i want to show you how these applications work. you whip out your iphone or android and say i saw something under that bridge. you just take a photo and it uploads it into the application
and then you can use that to ad details. the location, what happened. you can report anything from a drug deal to a terrorist if you suspect it. then you can use this and report ilt anonymously. >> oh, anonymously makes me concerned. although i can see how that makes sense in certain cases. how effective is this? >> it's not clear. kentucky for instance, it's been there since april of last year and they've had 227 tips come in. grapevine police in texas, they've had it for about ten months. one bust related to this technology. >> obviously, things like that happen, i could see how that could be very effective. is the focus for things like that, narcotics? terrorism? dhs. >> certainly the terrorist thing is out there. there is some money for that, but increasedly talking, this
economy i think wear out of dallas, they're focusing on schools and trying to prevent kids who see it on facebook, who see things on twitter, to be aware this technology exists and that they can you know, either snitch or let authorities know something's happening with an individual in their school. >> i think see the problem. that overburden law enforcement agencies get some help. let us know what you think. unfair big brother or helping law enforcement and keeping america safe. speaking of apple thing, we're just hours away from the release of the new ipad in the united states. but we're going live to japan because there's a date line. that means they got it first. and a new controversy for president obama involving swimming pools. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online.
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we tart the second half with stories we care about, do the reporting and find the "outfront 5." the vice president slammed the republican candidates calling them out by name for criticizing the auto bailout. this comes on the same day the campaign is releasing a 17-minute video touting the president's accomplishments. david axelrod came "outfront" tonight to talk about the video and addressed mitt romney's attacks on the president for high gas prices and his energy policy.
>> i would say he's got his facts wrong. we're drilling 20% more than -- we're producing more oil dmesically, 20% more than since 2005. >> number two, the burning of the korans and mass killing in afghanistan have led to new concerns of a home grown terrorist attack. a bulletin says there is no specific threat, however it is says the recent events quote will likely be incorporated and could contribute to an individual's rall calization to violence. also, the taliban suspended talks the karzai. the u.s. soldier is accused of leaving his outpost and killing 16 afghan civilians last weekend. number three, a georgia man has been convicted of a murder outside a day care and sentenced to life if prison. he was found guilty, but
mentally ill, meaning he'll undergo a mental evaluation in prison. neuman worked for schneiderman's wife and the two were allegedly having an affair, an accusation she denies. number four, initial jobless claims fell last week. that's a good number. the drop in benefit claims match the four-year low struck in february. it's good economic news. and stocks though as you can see closed higher than -- higher today as it beats off the 1,400 mark for the first time in four years. still though, this milestone, 224 days since the united states lost its top create rating. what are we doing to get it back? like i said, when we get it back, which we can do, canada did it, it will be a big milestone. a mandate from the obama administration that all public pools must have lifts for the disabled has been put on hold.
all were supposed to have a lift installed by today. they've been given a 60-day extension. they have to do it, but they have more time. part of the reason for that is because it does cost money. the move comes after an outcry from pool owners and after they accused the obama administration to help one of its biggest donor groups, trial lawyers. tony, nick, great to see both of you. justin, let me start with you. no secret trial lawyers or big donors to the obama administration. that is a fact. center for responsive politics. $45 million to his 2008 election campaign. is it possible this whole public pool compliance thing does have a political element? >> absolutely not. the idea that somehow the trial lawyers are so powerful that they can get president obama to enact legislation that would then result in lawsuits is ridiculous. this legislation is for one simple reason. to provide equal protection and
liberty to people who are disabled. the fact you're going to use the trial lawyer's argument to take the argument away from the fact these people deserve the same qualities as everybody else. i don't understand how people could make the argument that legislation that's going to help disabled people is a kick back to trial lawyers. it makes no sense. >> nick? >> i can think of about 45 million reasons why people would make a connection between the two. there's no question that people want to help and they want to include the handicapped or disabled in all sorts of situations, but the question of timing and also, the question of advocacy. not just of this particular ruling or regulation, but also the americans with disableties act all together is questionable. most people have found it doesn't help increase participation of the disabled in the workplace, but the way this helps trial lawyers is that these rulings are unclear.
what would constitute a good lift, a workable lift that would comply is very vague and that's one of the reasons why there is a 60-day extension. because the rules just aren't clear. >> there seems to be some point there, but also the fact that the lifts could cost several thousand dollars per lift. talking about public pools and municipalities, the timing of extra costs seems to be a fair question, too. >> as far as the cost is concerned, if you look at the truth behind this legislation is that small businesses get a tax credit for putting this into effect. they get a $5,000 tax credit and if you have to move things or do architect work, you get a $10,000 credit. that's every year. so it's not going to be a big cost burden on the people that have to do it. there's 45 million reasons why trial lawyers would want this. again, every single time there's
some legislation that will benefit consumers and may possibly harm big business, the republicans come out with some argument it's done by the trial lawyers to benefit the trial lawyers and they forget about the fact it's there to help consumers. we have to focus on the fact that is to protect people with d disabilities and to make their lives easier. >> i am not a republican by any stretch. i'm a libertarian with no party affiliation and i wrote a book called the declaration of independence. we're talking at a lot of small businesses. for instance, "usa today" talked about this in relation to hotels, most of which are franchised. they're individually owned and operate and this is a huge compliance cost because not only do you not know what it is and also, a a tax doesn't credit doesn't help you if you have to shell out 3 to 10 grand to put in a lift. and a lot of hotels and this is
where you know, whatever else you want to say about this, these laws have unintended consequences and what the hotel people were saying, if we're not sure we can comply, we'll just shut the pool down and then everybody loses. that doesn't seem to be what the letter of the law or spirit of this law's about, but that's the type of thing that happens all the time. >> we're looking at how many people in america are disabled. 36 million. about 10% of the population. obviously, the americans with disabilities act is intended to level the playing field and make sure those people have a fair shake. do you believe there is a role for that sort of legislation? >> i think most important thing is to look at how the law has played out and one of its primary roles was to get disabled people back into the workforce. virtually every economic study has found that the labor force participation rates by people
who are disabled actually declined after implementation for a wide variety of reasons. for example, redefining more people as disabled who are not going to be participating. we always look at laws bayed on intentions. we need to look at their consequences. >> thanks to you. viewers, please let us know what you think. a soldier lost part of his leg in combat, then went back into combat in iraq. he comes on to share his story and the doctor who made it possible has another huge breakthrough for people who have lost their legs. that's next. and we're still hours away from the release of the new ipad, but in japan, they got it first, so we will present it to you. we'll be back. huh! no! who's gonna help cover the holes in their plans? aflac! quack! like medical bills they don't pay for? aflac! or help pay the mortgage? quack!
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old. both men were inp spired to term what would be limitations in the way they would live their lives. dr. harem directs the m.i.t. media lab. major rosel was awarded the bronze medal and has served three terms in iraq including after he lost his foot. they came "outfront" to share their story. >> i was in a mountain climbing accident. after they amputated, i wanted the return to the mountain again, so i started designing my own. >> so how is it different now than it was ten years ago, 15 years ago, the last time the united states fought a war where a lot of young men were losing limbs, the survival rate was not as high. >> when i received legs in the
'80s, they were dumb, not energetic. today, what we're wearing, three kopps and 12 sensors, it's smart and adapts. >> if you can show me a little bit about how it works. >> here's the battery. it's powered. it actually thrusts me forward. it reduces impacts, better for my back. >> tell me about your story. how you lost your leg. >> back in june of 2003, i ran over a land mine just after the invasion of iraq. came back, recovered, went back again. the first amputee to return to the same battlefield in modern history, but then i came back from that and had more of my leg cut off so i could take advantage of engineering like this, honestly.
>> we'll show your leg. how does it work and how did it feel differently? it's pretty incredible you could have an injury like that and go back. >> for me, i just had to find ambulance balance between the two legs and adjust my body so i could just be able again. had to constantly being evacuated to the battle feel, so i had to prove i could go back. things like this allow me to get back to normal activity and specifically to walk with a normal gait, where it's tuned to how i'm walking on the my left side and you wouldn't know it just by watching me walk down the street. >> and i know, doctor, that you are now about to do something that would be even revolutionary, people who are having their legs amputated above the knee. the final frontier until now. >> yeah, we're just now offering this.
so from the ground up, we're rebuilding people. >> major rozelle, what would you say to other soldiers who have this daunting prospect, feeling like a totally different human being? >> i talk to guys all the time. i spent the last week skiing with a bunch of newly injured guys. they see this technology and the commitment of the government and united states army to take care of these people and get them back fully to what they deserve. >> that was stunning to see. let's check in with anderson cooper. >> tonight, we obtained for our sours in the middle east, nearly 3,000 e-mails sent between syrian president assad, his wife and a tight group of their friends and inner circle advisers. what is most striking is the tone of the con vversatioconver particularly between the president and his wife. as their country is engulfed in a blood bath, as president assad
continues to lie about what's happening and around 8,000 of his citizens have been killed, he and his wife have other things on their mind. take a look at this e-mail from november 20th from last year when she is talking to one of her friends. she says sh quote, are you coming around 2nd or 3rd? if so, please bring harry potter and the deathly hallows. sounds like not a care in the world and maybe it wasn't for her. there was more. there was a lot more for the 100,000 people in the city. on the very day she sent that e-mail, the syrian government was shelling the town, killing civilians and her husband was lying about what happened. this conflict has been going on for nearly a year. not much more we can call shocking, but that's what these e-mails are. they're shocking. >> i'm really looking forward to
hearing this. now for tonight's outer circle, we go to japan where just moments ago, the new ipad went on sale. hundreds waited in line to get their hands on the new tablet. some camping out all night. the new ipad goes on sale tomorrow morning here and nearly 25 other countries next week. apple shares perhaps in recognition of this, it's $600 for the first time today. a new high for the stock market's most valuable company. good to see you. i see the line there. i like that guy with his hat. 45 minutes ago, the ipad went on sale. what do people think so far? >> reporter: well remember, these are the devotees if you can't tell. he thinks it is absolutely beautiful and so far, it is worth it.
there are still people here in line waiting for the new ipad and what they will tell you is that it is worth freezinging out here, but again, these are the real devotees. about 400 people waiting in line, trying to get ahol of this. they are among the first in the world to get ahold of the new ipad. what is driving them to stand in line here is the high resolution, even though critics say this is enough to move forward, but everyone here in line is saying it is worth it. >> i love that. those pictures, they all dress up. it's like a fun event. thanks so much. and you will get that ipad in the u.s. tomorrow. everybody else, next week some time. remember the chinese government suggest the delt penalty is a deterrent to corruption? they have set a dollar amount, if you take this much in bribes, you will be killed. then super sharks. they're not coming. super sharks are breathing at this moment. look, every day we're using more and more energy.
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estimated a more equitable system of wealth. but then a month ago one of his chief lieutenant's sent a letter to overseas websites accusing bo of corruption. was he really corrupt or did they think he was getting too famous, rising too quickly? that brings us tonight's number. 120 billion. that's the dollar amount chinese officials have reportedly fled china with in the last 20 years in ill-gotten bribes. the corruption doesn't end there. between 1999 and 2005 the chinese government uncovered more than a million cases of illegal acquisition of land and more than half of the pro ven initial chiefs of china, half of them, have been executed for corruption. the chinese government is not taking this corruption sitting down. they proposed a new system which would call for the execution of any official who steals more
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all right. climate change, global warming appears to be in full effect. this past week, people across the country have been enjoying all kinds of spring and frankly summer activities which benefits people itching to get outside. but it, of course, has had a strange effect on nature. it was announced that the cherry blossom dates have been moved up a month because warm weather has caused them to bloom that much earlier. it's not just cherry blossoms. global warming is affecting the animal world, too. our producer has been talking about global warming has caused horse and shrinkage. they were the size of cats and people were 4 feet tall. but the impact of climate change on sharks is in the here and now. according to reps for the atlantis in dubai, the warm weather -- and that's saying something in dubai, believe
me -- has sharks at an alarming rate and sharks spring break is expected to produce ten new baby sharks this year and next year. there's only ten sharks there right now. it doesn't end now. it's a more widespread problem as seas around the world warm. 57 hybrid sharks have been found off the shores. they are trying to survive climate change and warn the other closely related shark and ray species around the world may be doing the same thing. so the next time you're outside enjoying the warm weather, remember this. the cherry blossoms might be really nice but they are bringing super sharks with them. that was a truly disturbing story we stumbled upon. thanks so much. as always, for watching. sweet